Dead Bull Dawg (Loon Lake Book 19) by Victoria Houston
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 2.7 Mb
Dead Bull Dawg : When the bodies of a wealthy Chicago industrialist and his wife are discovered in their summer home at the same time that a local lawyer disappears, life becomes complicated for Loon Lake Chief of Police Lew Ferris.
Relying on the forensic dental expertise of her close friend and acting coroner, Doc Osborne, Lew soon finds the investigations are even more complicated than she thought when a rarely used computer belonging to a local sawmill operation is taken over by foreign hackers. Add to that the family issues facing both Lew and Doc, and this Northwoods summer becomes both hot and dangerous.
“Well, Dr. Osborne, Chief Ferris, the good news is you can go back to your pancakes,” said French. “We’re finished here for the moment—”
“For the moment? What does that mean exactly?” asked Lew.
“You may find this hard to believe but the Neustroms’ old PC, the computer they keep here in the barn to use for billing customers of their sawmill operation, has been taken over by hackers out of Russia.”
“You must be kidding—Russian hackers in the heart of the northwoods?” Lew couldn’t keep the astonishment out of her voice. She resisted the urge to laugh.
“Yep, a young guy on our team flagged suspicious activity two days ago when someone tried to breach the security of one of the larger health insurers. We traced the activity back to this location.” Lew started to open her mouth, but he put up a hand to stop her. “Hold on—the Neustroms have nothing to do with this, Chief. The hackers took over their computer and have been using it to stage attacks on a number of sites.”
“So are you shutting it down? Destroying the hard drive and—”
“None of the above. Certainly not until we know exactly who the hackers are. In the meantime, we’ve already started to monitor their activity remotely. Two of my team members will be here over the weekend. They will keep the garage under surveillance until the chief security officer with a firm that tracks digital attacks gets here Monday.”